Last modified: Nov 2015

Matt's record collection

The family record collection comprises of nearly 500 LPs, spanning from the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, with contributions from my uncle (b. 1953), my dad (b. 1957), and my aunt (b. 1961). They grew up in Beaconsfield PQ and during this time they accumulated a lot of great (and some not-so-great) music.

Their varied tastes spanned many genres, from jazz to new wave, blues to prog rock, electronic to pop. The collection does not include my aunt's extensive collection of classical LPs, which still lurks in my grandparents' basement.

My family's collection has had quite an influence on my musical taste, as you can tell in my own collection. Specifically, my musical "education" began with my dad introducing me to Pink Floyd, the Alan Parsons Project, Jethro Tull, and Tangerine Dream. So it's no surprise that I still have a fondness for instrumental rock music, synthpop and new wave, electronic and electroacoustic music, or anything that can be described as sounding "cinematic".

Matthew Brehmer